This is John. He is my boyfriend of nearly 2 years. We actually had known each other about 2 years prior before we started dating. The way our relationship started is one of those romantic, sappy stories that you might hear. I first met him when I was either 17 or 18. We met through mutual friends; my friend Meghan hung out with Desmond (John's friend) and then I was brought about into the group, but our attraction for each other didn't take off until 2 years later.
I've always had a crush on him. I always thought he was the most gorgeous boy I've ever laid my eyes on. He's extremely tall (6'4") and has these lovely bright blue eyes and ridiculously beautiful long lashes. I always thought to myself, "Ah, this boy could never like me! He is just sooo out of my league, just look at him!"
Then one New Years Eve night, on the verge of the year 2008, something happened. Something came over me, something came over him. I had a huge party at my apartment, he was there with our other friends. We did the countdown and once that was over, I looked around. I was looking for someone to hug, and there he was, in my path of giving hugs and kisses, he pulled me close to him and he kissed me. And he kept kissing me. I had this incredible sensation come over my body. This warm, exciting sensation. I was in awe, I was dazzled.
When we pulled away, I really didn't know what to say. I didn't know how to go about things. Was this something he felt like doing, or was this something he wanted to do? Shortly after that midnight kiss, we started talking. We exchanged numbers (oh, how incredibly sly of you, John ;) ). The next few days became a blur. I saw him nearly everyday after that night and something developed, something clicked.
A few months later, we visited Meghan in Milwaukee and had a great weekend together. When we came back home to Chicago and as we were crossing the bridge, he stopped me, leaned in, and asked me to be his girlfriend. How could I refuse! The rest is history.
I believe that I have found my soul mate, and it's the greatest feeling in the world.